The final production version of the innovative Renault Twizy concept has been revealed at the Paris motor show.
Renault says the compact (2320mm long, 1191mm wide, 1461mm high) all-electric Twizy offers scooter-like performance around town but with increased safety and protection.
The fundamental design of last year’s Frankfurt show concept has carried over into production, including that car’s gullwing doors.
The Twizy has space for two occupants sitting in tandem and has an enveloping body to help keep the elements out. Additional lower body panels can be fitted to offer increased protection from the weather.
A lithium-ion battery powers a 20bhp electric motor. Peak torque of 42lb ft is available from 0rpm to provide “crisp and brisk” performance for the 450kg Twizy in traffic; its top speed is 47mph, while some markets will also get a 28mph version.